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Old 05-25-2006, 08:26 PM   #1
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Post RIAA sues XM, could it hurt Sirius?

The RIAA has sued XM over their Pioneer Inno device, saying that it allows for "massive wholesale infringement", according to the RIAA. The suit is seeking damages of $150,000 per song downloaded from XM's service using the device. Our take on this: it's a BS claim. Odds are they will settle out of court. BUT, it might mean either a delay in sending out the Sirius live portable expected out later this summer, cutting back features it will have, or both. If the new live portable has a very strong FM transmitter as well, it could mean the odds of a delay have increased after what happened earlier today with XM and their Audiovox Xpress being pulled due to problems with their FM transmitter.What you can do though, is take the issue to your congresspeople. Tell them that you don't want your music to be so tightly controlled. It is against your rights to not be able to make a recording of a live broadcast for your own personal use. Go to Congress.org and put in your zip code to find out who your congresspeople are. Write to your senators and your representative in the house. If you want to know who should be your highest priority, find out if one of the senators is running for election in November, this is the time when they listen to the people most.

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Old 05-26-2006, 04:37 AM   #2
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I believe Sirius already worked with RIAA to keep anything like this from happening. I don't think it's an issue for Sirius.
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